If you or a loved one has a curved spine, pain, or disability due to scoliosis, rely on PT Works in East Point, Georgia. Teresa Bristol, PT, Cert DN, DPT, and her outstanding team offer highly effective scoliosis treatments to reduce pain and the risk of making the problem worse. Call the office to learn more about scoliosis treatments, or use the online scheduler today.
Scoliosis is a spine condition in which the spine curves more than usual. It may appear as an S or C shape with rotation of your vertebrae. Minor cases of scoliosis might not cause symptoms or affect mobility. But if the condition gets worse, it can become problematic. See the PT Works team at the first sign of spine pain or disability.
You have scoliosis if a spinal curvature measures 10 degrees or more on X-rays. Scoliosis symptoms include:
Sometimes you don’t notice any symptoms of scoliosis, especially if you have a mild case.
In more than 80% of scoliosis cases, the cause isn’t known. In the other 20% of cases, it develops because of spinal disc degeneration, arthritis, osteoporosis, or genetic conditions. If you have a family member with scoliosis, your risk of developing it increases.
A PT Works specialist diagnoses scoliosis after completing a physical exam, reviewing your medical history, and evaluating X-rays. They determine if you have scoliosis or another spinal condition and how severe the irregularity is. Sometimes they recommend MRIs or CT scans.
The PT Works team can recommend one or more of many treatments for scoliosis, including:
The Schroth Method is a nonsurgical scoliosis treatment that uses customized exercises to restore a curved spine to a more natural position. This treatment elongates, stabilizes, and de-rotates the spine using cutting-edge methods.
You might need several scoliosis treatments to get the best results with the lowest chance of long-term complications.
If you or your child is a candidate for scoliosis surgery, the PT Works team offers specialist referrals. They work with you to personalize a treatment plan best suited to your needs, lifestyle, and treatment preferences. They follow up with you to ensure exceptional results.
Call PT Works to schedule a scoliosis consultation or book an evaluation online today.